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(Compass) – A Christian couple in Gujarat , India , are recovering from serious injuries received in an attack in early May. Jamubhai Choudhary was slashed with an ax, and his wife, Jathriben, suffered a bone fracture. Meanwhile, the brutal murder of the Rev. K. Daniel in Hyderabad on May 20 by pouring acid over his body has shaken the Christian community in that city in Andhra Pradesh state. Law enforcement officials deny the attacks were religiously motivated, but Christian leaders believe they are the work of Hindu extremists. “Pastor K. Daniel had been threatened many times by the local Rashtrya Swayamsevak Sangh,” Sam Paul of the All India Christian Council told Compass. “Hindu fundamentalists have changed their usual way of attacking minorities … so that their attacks can be attributed to ‘personal disputes,’” AICC’s Samson Christian added.